MR Pediatric Total Spine 2-9 yrs WO Protocol

Revised 7/20/2018

Use an appropriate FOV for the patient's size for the best quality.

Patient height = 80cm and above

Charge as Total Spine WO

Spine Coil
Localizer Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Scan Range

CERVICAL SPINE

SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-1
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-1
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Skull Base to Mid T-1
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Skull Base to Mid T-1
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Skull Base to Mid T-1
When the added sequence “Quick STIR Trauma” is ordered:
 1. Run the following QUICK SAG STIR in addition to the routine SAG STIR
 2. Make two screen captures: 
                        A) showing scan time for Routine STIR sequence 
                        B) showing scan time for Quick STIR sequence
3. Send Sequence and all screen captures to PACS
PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm STIR 30cm SENSE FACTOR = 2. Include Facet Joints.
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm STIR 30cm iPAT = 3 .Include Facet Joints

THORACIC SPINE

SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid C-7 to Mid L-1.
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid C-7 to Mid L-1.
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies. Mid C-7 to Mid L-1.
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Mid C-7 to Mid L-1.
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Mid C-7 to Mid L-1
When the added sequence “Quick STIR Trauma” is ordered:
 1. Run the following QUICK SAG STIR in addition to the routine SAG STIR
 2. Make two screen captures: 
                        A) showing scan time for Routine STIR sequence 
                        B) showing scan time for Quick STIR sequence
3. Send Sequence and all screen captures to PACS
PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm STIR 30cm SENSE FACTOR = 2. Include Facet Joints
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm STIR 30cm iPAT = 3. Include Facet Joints

LUMBAR SPINE

SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-12 through Coccyx.
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-12 through Coccyx.
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 30cm Lateral Vertebral Bodies, Mid T-12 through Coccyx.
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Mid T-12 through entire coccyx
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.3mm None 18cm Mid T-12 through entire coccyx
When the added sequence “Quick STIR Trauma” is ordered:
 1. Run the following QUICK SAG STIR in addition to the routine SAG STIR
 2. Make two screen captures: 
                        A) showing scan time for Routine STIR sequence 
                        B) showing scan time for Quick STIR sequence
3. Send Sequence and all screen captures to PACS
PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm STIR 30cm SENSE FACTOR = 2. Include Facet Joints
SIEMENS: SAGSTIR TSE 3mm 0.3mm STIR 30cm iPAT = 3. Include Facet Joints